Practising sight words and writing questions

Home learning focus

To practise sight words and understand how to identify and write questions correctly.

This lesson includes:

  • an introduction to questions

  • a game on sight words

  • three activities to do at home

Learn

Sight words are also known as high-frequency words. They are words that appear a lot in writing so it is important to be able to use them.

For example school, two and want are all sight words.

Click on the box below and play Small Town Superheroes. Go to the 'Ena' section and play the 'Sight words' mini game. Try playing the game on medium.

If you can, open the game in a new tab. You can do this by right clicking on the window and selecting open link in new tab.

Click to play the game
game

Questions

Question sentences are easy to spot because they end with a question mark.

Questions can often start with words like Who, What, Where, When and Why.

Watch the following short video to find out more.

Learn how to use question marks with Brain.

Practise

You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.

Activity 1: Let's create some questions

  • Take a piece of paper and create eight sections. You can either draw these sections or fold the paper to create them.
  • Think of eight words that featured in the Small Town Superheroes game and write one word in each of the eight sections.
  • Using the word in each section, write a question that contains that word. Remember to include a question mark and use capital letters correctly.

For example, if you chose the word water, your question could be: When are you going to water the plants?

Activity 2: Writing silly questions

Start off by creating a list of different words that can be used to start a question. Try to think of at least ten different words. Here are three to get you started.

  • Who
  • Can
  • Could

Once you've listed these words, try creating a sentence with each of them. You sentences can be as silly as you like.

Here are some examples:
Can you close the chair?
Could you sit on the door?

Activity 3: Writing questions to a particular person

If you could ask five people a special question, who would you pick and what would you ask them?

Create a grid like the one below and then write the names of the people, followed by the question you would like to ask them.

You could pick people you know, like a parent or a teacher. Or you might want to choose someone you don't know personally, like your favourite writer, a sports person or your favourite superhero.

Don't forget your question marks.

Person you would askQuestion you would ask
The QueenWhat does it feel like to be the Queen?
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Where next?

In this lesson you have played a game about sight words and learnt how to create questions.

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